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Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) and Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) announced that the task force will hold its next set of virtual public meetings on June 1 and June 2, respectively, via Microsoft Teams.
“The quarterly IATF and ACVBA committee meetings are vital for SBA to gain a greater understanding of the current state of veteran-owned small businesses and how best to serve them,” said Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for the SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development. “These quarterly meetings are essential to keep the Veteran community aware of the status of the transfer of the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) along with updating stakeholders on OVBD programs, trends, and successes.”
WHAT: IATF and ACVBA Virtual Public Meetings
The IATF meeting will include committee member updates from the Departments of Defense, Labor, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs (VA); General Services Administration; Office of Management and Budget; North Carolina Military Business Center; the American Legion; National Veteran Small Business Coalition; and VET-Force.
The ACVBA meeting will cover topics related to veteran business development, including the Center for Verification and Evaluation transfer of responsibilities to the SBA, VA’s small business programs, public procurement opportunities, and an update on Congressional actions related to veteran entrepreneurship.
WHEN: IATF Meeting
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
ACVBA Meeting
Thursday, June 2, 2022
9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
WHO: 
Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Veterans Business
Development
Robert Bailey, ACVBA Chairperson, Veteran Small Business Owner
IATF and ACVBA Committee Members
Guest Speakers from Interagency Partners and Veterans Service Organizations
HOW: The IATF will meet on Wednesday, June 1, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) via this Microsoft Teams link. To join the meeting by phone instead, use 202-765-1264 and enter the Conference ID: 162086940#.
The ACVBA will meet Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT) via this Microsoft Teams link. To join by phone instead, dial 202-765-1264 and enter the Conference ID: 147026343#.
Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged to be submitted in advance via email by May 26 to veteransbusiness@sba.gov. For technical support, please visit the Microsoft Teams support page. Meeting presentations and minutes will be available after both meetings at www.sba.gov/ovbd, under the "Federal Advisory Committees" section.